Highland Park "Twisted Tattoo" 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky
46.7% ABV, 750 ml
"Highland Park’s telltale combination of chewy oak married to maritime brine is in full effect in this new bottling from the wizards of Orkney. This release enjoys a rest in ex-Rioja casks lending a bright red fruit lift to compliment the usual smoke notes." 93 Points, 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Description by Highland Park:
"For the first time, we’ve married whisky matured in oak casks seasoned with Spanish Rioja wine – 153 casks in total – with whisky matured in 70 first-fill bourbon casks. The result is Twisted Tattoo 16 Year Old, a rich and full-bodied single malt whisky with a distinctively different character.
Tattoos are a vital part of our cultural heritage today. They tell the world who we are, without saying a word. In collaboration with Danish tattoo artist and modern day Viking Soul, Colin Dale, we created the bold design for this whisky, which celebrates the tattoo as a mark of both standing apart and being part of a tribe – just like Highland Park. Colin’s intricate design is inspired by the free-flowing Nordic knotwork found on Viking wood carvings and reflects the Norse legend of the Midgard serpent, which grew so large it twisted round the Earth to grasp its tail in its mouth."